*FULL TIME PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY POSITIONS AVAILABLE*
NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP is a maternal-child health program that introduces vulnerable first-time parents to caring maternal and child health nurses. This program allows nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life. The relationship between mother and nurse provides the foundation for strong families, and lives are forever changed – for the better.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Nurse-Family Partnership, Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of the lead agency (The Partnership).
Carries a caseload of 25 or more active clients. Utilizes NSO tools that support the nurse home visitor’s ability to maintain caseload.
Performs home visiting in accordance with the NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to-Visit guidelines.
Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains.
Serves clients in both Hudson and Union Counties.
Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes.
Maintains confidentiality and documents appropriately.
Utilizes electronic documentation and ETO submission. Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP ETO system.
Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.
Consults and collaborates with professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
Evaluates client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes. Adheres to fidelity to the model.
Supports client recruitment efforts to ensure program meets level of service goals and individual case load goals.
Attends and participates in bi-weekly case conferences and team meetings.
Completes all required NFP education.
Performs other duties as assigned.
DESIRED EDUCATION AND SKILLS:
BSN, current RN license in good standing, and current CPR certification required.
Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred. Home visiting experience preferred. Computer literacy required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Valid driver’s license and insured automobile required. Nursing liability insurance required. Ability to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as well as ability to travel by air to Denver for face-to-face training required. Proficient bilingual written and verbal skills (English/Spanish) preferred.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Sarah Bilyj RN, BSN, CLC
NFP Program of Hudson/Union Counties
Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
About Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ
The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c )(3) organization of health care professionals and consumers dedicated to providing education and increasing community awareness by facilitating collaboration among the private sector, the public sector, and maternal and child health care providers for the delivery of high q...uality coordinated maternal and child health care.
The mission of the Partnership includes the following:
To gather, analyze, interpret and report data, identify needs for the development of a regional plan that contributes to the improvement of the maternal and child health needs in the region.
To decrease the disparities in healthcare outcomes between different socioeconomic and racial groups and eliminating the barriers to health care services for women and children.
To foster interdisciplinary communication, education and collaboration for the care of woman and children in the region.
To intensify efforts toward the improvement and prevention of adverse maternal and child health outcomes by addressing community risk factors.
To maintain a total quality improvement program relating to maternal and child health service within the region.
To secure multiple funding resources related to maternal and child health.